What is Frame Running? 

FrameRunning (or RaceRunning) is an adapted sport for individuals who rely on sports aids for mobility and balance.  A Frame Runner is a three-wheeled frame where the user, supporte by a sddle and body plate propels themselves forward using their feet whilst steering with their hands.  With Frame Running, you can walk or run and not worry about falling over.

Frame Running / RaceRunning, is widespread around the world – helping people with disabilities compete or enjoy increased mobility.  For more about Frame Running visit: or


FREE 12-Week Frame Running Programme for People Living with MS

In April 2022 and July 2022, enjoyleisure, Team East Lothian, MS Scotland, and Queen Margaret University are joining together to create a 12 week Frame Running programme specifically for peole living with MS.

This project is funded by an MS Society grant, to research the feasibility and acceptability of Frame Running as a sustainable exercise option for people with MS.  PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to take part in this study to be able to join the programme.


CLASSES:  A FREE weekly (45mins) session which is led by an expert coach, which will run for 12 weeks.

DAYS / TIMES: Wednesday at 5:30pm - 6:15pm  or  Saturday 9:45am - 10:30am  Classes wills commence in April and in July 2022.

LOCATION:  East Lothian Athletics Arena, Meadowmill Sports Centre, By Tranent, EH33 1LZ

FACILITIES:  Disabled parking and accessible toilet facilities available. 



Helen's Story 

Helen Wass-O’Donnell has been an active service user and member of the MS Therapy Centre for over ten years. She was lucky enough to be at the centre when Frame Running was introduced in 2019.

She was driven to Meadowmill Sports Centre, to the running track: “Because of the frame, suddenly I had the freedom to walk, jog or run (no pedals, remember!) safely. It is built with disability in mind. Extra attachments can be added to provide extra strength, safety, and in my case, stability from falling!”

On her first visit, after a few attempts around the 400-metre track, she was ‘both knackered and hooked’. “Me! No longer able to run at all, walk unaided without falling, engage in any sport – even seated – here I was, running around a proper athletic track! Wow-weee! Amazing.”

Helen found herself looking forward to the weekly sessions. “Since, then, thankfully, with funds from a grant, I have my own Frame Running frame. I use it for distance walking; the versatility of the frame makes it possible to join in with others, doing something which was impossible,” she says.

“And I took part in the Great North 5K, again showing that the Frame Running means I can participate in non-disabled sporting events. I’m regularly out and about. It’s a brilliant way to exercise. It’s a fantastic help towards staying well (especially because it means I am outdoors), and it’s great for my mental health too.”

Does she have any advice? “Try it!! It’s an adaptive machine and you might find, like me, that it’s a life-changer. I plan to keep Frame Running – and even see if I can pick up a few medals.”

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